Every organization needs to have vision. If you don’t have vision, you’re not going anywhere. In fact, the Bible says, “without a vision, the people perish.” So we know that vision is critical, vision is important. But it is not just vision that is important… it needs to be the right vision.

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Have you ever been accused of “selective hearing” … you know the process that happens when you don’t want to hear something. To some degree, selective hearing is real. There are actually five different ways we listen. Here are the five listening styles.

1.  Appreciative listening. Listening for enjoyment … perhaps at a concert or a play or even church on Sunday morning. When you practice appreciative listening, you simply sit back and absorb. You appreciate what’s happening around you. You are not analyzing; you are not

Do Your Donors Know Your Vision?

I have a question for you. What is your organization’s vision? What is it that you are trying to accomplish? What is the future goal that you want to attain? That vision — the picture of a different future — is what donors are attracted to.

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Creativity… we long for it — we love it — we pay for it. Yet this coveted commodity is readily available within us. Many simply do not know how to leave the world of the mundane and predictable and enter into the world where anything is possible. So to help you explore new places in your next creative or brainstorming meeting, here are some principles to guide your way

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